Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina display went on sale earlier this month, well after its unveiling and the release of the bigger iPad Air. According to various rumors and analysts, the iPad Mini 2 is expected to be limited in supply, and Apple may not be able to meet the demand during the holiday season. Apple is reportedly having troubles with production of the Retina display.
But there may be good news, shoppers; a new report from Digitimes suggests the bottlenecks hindering production have cleared, and the supply should come back to normal very soon. Additionally, Apple increased the orders for the new tablet to four million units for November.
When it was first made available, only the 16/32GB models showed a shipment date of one to three days; all other WiFi and cellular versions showed a shipment of five to ten days. Now, a few weeks after the launch, the tablet’s lead times indicate five to ten days for all configurations, suggesting Apple has limited stock.
As always, this report should be taken with the grain of salt considering Digitimes’ spotty record when it comes to rumors. But, these issues have surfaced several times, and we’re hearing more and more that Apple is working to increase production of the iPad Mini with Retina display.